Author Archives: nickswan

On being kind to ourselves

Why do we find it so hard to be kind to ourselves? Especially us who are in charge of our own time. I am out of shape, probably stressed, and over working. I am in charge of my own time. … Continue reading

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Life is full of contradictions

My life is full of me contradicting myself. Depending on the day, I might want this – and tomorrow I might want that. The problem is it’s not about what breakfast cereal to eat – I wish it were that … Continue reading

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Website for teaching golf professionals – March Update

As I announced on the last episode of the Britstrapped podcast – www.golf.io is back on the go, and this time as a SaaS company to teaching golf professionals. Back when we started the podcast in December 2014 this was my … Continue reading

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iPhone 6s plus

Last week I got a new iPhone 6s plus. I didn’t go into the shop with a decision on whether to get the standard 6s or the plus, and went on a whim. Apparently I can return it within 14 … Continue reading

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Drawing a simple line graph with 2 lines : R Programming

Problem: In our last post we read in the historical share information about a company, in this post I want to plot the daily share volume amounts against a line indicating the average volume. Solution: > df <- read.csv(‘tesco.txt’) > … Continue reading

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Reading text files and getting a column’s average value : R Programming

Problem: Before doing anything interesting in R, we need to have some data to play with. I want to read in a list of End of Day prices for a company, and working out the average volume of that share traded. … Continue reading

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Learning R Programming : The Tutorials

I’ve been trying to learn the programming language R for a couple of months now, and while following the course datacamp.com has been good – it is only by doing real (useful) tasks that I feel I can move my … Continue reading

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3 Good Books – new side project

I’m trying to increase my luck surface area at the moment by putting a few side projects out there and seeing what sticks. The thing that motivates me is usage, progress, and improvement. Most of the projects I consider these days … Continue reading

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Campervan First Trip

We bought a campervan on Saturday, got the camping equipment on Sunday, and set off on Monday! We spent about a week viewing new and used campervans, and with the help of the members of the VW California Club – … Continue reading

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New podcast – Britstrapped

Martin Judd and I have finally got around to putting a podcast together. I think we first met at a Business of Software London networking event, and have been good friends ever since. During the past 6 or 7 (may … Continue reading

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